Should I use "the" in the following sentence or not? Are they both grammatical? If yes, what difference does it create?
Here's the example:
- These are (the) people who were present there when the accident happened.
To me it seems that If I don't use "the" it means there were other people who were present at the time of the accident besides them. They are not the only ones who were present there. I am not sure. Please explain.
I have found many examples on the internet where in contexts like this I have seen sometimes the is used sometimes not.